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Alleghany Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals and for safety in laboratories. The accreditation award recognizes Alleghany Memorial Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Alleghany Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in 2013. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated AMH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, quality and safety of diagnostic services and patient care, leadership, and medication management.

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. . An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

Avatar Solutions, a leading provider of Patient, HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), Employee, and Physician Surveys based in Lake Mary, Florida awards significant accomplishments in patient satisfaction and innovation in healthcare settings. Acknowledging consistently high standards of patient care, Alleghany Memorial Hospital was awarded the following honors.    

2012 – HCAHPS Most Improved, Small Hospital

Overall Rating Composite

Willingness to Recommend Composite

Responsiveness of Hospital Staff Composite

2011 - Exceeding Patient Expectations

2010 - Exceeding Patient Expectations

2009 - Exceeding patient Expectations

2008 - Exceeding Patient Expectations

2007 - Five Star Service; Ambulatory Surgery; Exceeding Patient Expectations

2006 - Exceeding Patient Expectations

2005 - Most Improved; Five Star Service; Ambulatory Surgery; Exceeding Patient Expectations

2004 - Most Improved; Exceeding Patient Expectations

2003 - Exceeding Patient Expectations

Avatar award winners are leading their peers in their dedication to service excellence and performance in healthcare. The awards signify organizations used information gathered from their patients to improve the quality of care available. Alleghany Memorial takes pride in Avatar's recognition of the hospital and its healthcare team of employees and physicians, for their diligent work in ensuring that the patient care experience is top notch and exceeding expectations. AMH recognizes that every patient, family, or visitor experience counts and committed in its strive for continued excellence for the people we serve.